Rube Goldberg Obedience Challenge

January 7, 2009 at 3:22 am Leave a comment

And other assorted weirdness from Japanese television.

I have absolutely no idea what Japan’s TV Challenge series is about — but apparently, back in October they featured an episode where dog trainers were challenged to turn problem pets into obedient companions. To test  each contestant’s work, the producers set up an elaborate course full of distractions and temptations that would have made Rube Goldberg proud.

Here’s a clip:

Apparently multiple commands were allowed.  “Mate” (mah-tay)  is Japanese for Stay.

Here’s another clip of a show where Japanese dogs compete to see who can do the best trick.  IMO, the last dog won hands down (or is that… paws up?)

And last, but not least — the amazing Japanese Double Dutch Dogs:

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